Read the Text Message That Got Jeff Fager Fired From CBS News

Read the Text Message That Got Jeff Fager Fired From CBS News

In an internal memo, CBS News president David Rhodes said the departure was "not directly related to the allegations surfaced in press reports".

"The company's decision had nothing to do with the false allegations printed in The New Yorker", the statement reads. A CBS News reporter working on a story about Fager revealed that he had sent her a text message urging her to "be careful". "It was. I'll have more reporting on this tonight", she tweeted. "Since Jeff Fager publicly referred to our exchange today, I want to be transparent about it". In 1992, Bloodworth-Thomason was given the largest writing and producing contract in the history of CBS, a $50 million deal for five new series with substantial penalties for each pilot not picked up.

Bloodworth Thomason goes on to describe how Moonves shut down her career at every turn beginning in 1995.

Just hours after Fager was sacked on Wednesday, a composed Jericka Duncan spoke on CBS Evening News about the text messages and then announced: 'I am that reporter'. The latest allegation against Fager comes from Sarah Johansen, a former CBS intern, who told Farrow that the "60 Minutes" executive producer groped her at a work party.

But Fager has said that women have made significant advances at the broadcast, to the point where a majority its producers and associate producers are now women. She explained that on Sunday, she got in touch with Fager requesting a comment for a story published about the allegations against him.

"When he grabbed my ass, it was just, like, 'Welcome to '60 Minutes.' You're one of us now", Johnasen told The New Yorker. "My language was harsh and, despite the fact that journalists receive harsh demands for fairness all the time, CBS did not like it".

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According to anonymous sources speaking to The New York Times, former CBS CEO and Chariman Les Moonves's downfall was far from certain once the network became aware of the first allegations against the executive.

Rhodes said Fager violated company policy but did not specify the policy.

He added: 'One such note should not result in termination after 36 years, but it did'.

Fager is the third major figure at CBS to lose his job in the past year over misconduct allegations, following news anchor Charlie Rose last November and CBS Corp.

O'Donnell told Duncan that the CBS This Morning team supports her "100%". The vast majority of Twitter users think that Moonves assaulted Angela Lansbury, star of the hit CBS detective drama Murder, She Wrote, and now, fans are coming to the 92-year-old actress' defense. "60 Minutes" is one of the most revered programs in television news.

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